Editorials

Mr. Boston Sandcastle Event at Revere Beach

July 16, 2012
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You’ve got to get over to Revere Beach this week and into the weekend for the Sand Castle competition that is being held once again. Right now, the contestants from all over the world are busy preparing their newest creations – sand sculptures of the first order completed by professionals who know what they...

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EASTIE Watch Atlantic Works Boiler Building

July 16, 2012
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The building—formerly the Atlantic Works Boiler Building—was erected in 1893 and is notable for the prominent arch facing down Maverick Street.   Following a determination by the Boston Fire Department that the building needs extensive work in order to be brought up to code, or else should be demolished, the property owner determined that demolition...

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Op-ed: What Type of Jobs Could Be Created at the New Casino

July 16, 2012
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Since the casino debate began there has been a lot of talk about just what kind of jobs may be created by a resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs. At community meetings and on websites the opposition to a casino in East Boston has long argued that many of the jobs offered by a casino...

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The Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2012
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It will be a thoughtful day for many of those celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. Virtually nothing about our lives is the way it used to be anymore. Everything about American life is vastly changed. The future looks uncertain. The past, at times, looks better and better in reflection. Yet the Fourth of...

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Community Discussion About Casino: The Way to Go

June 27, 2012
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Recent meetings involving those for and against casino development in East Boston have yielded few surprises. One surprise, however, is the lack of fury against a casino development here although there are many voices against a casino. And by the same token, those for a casino development are not running around the neighborhood shouting...

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Traffic Mitigation

June 22, 2012
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The thought of a Boardman Street Passover to make transiting into and out of East Boston an easier thing than it is today is a good beginning for the folks from Suffolk Downs who hope to be running a casino there in the years to come. It is also a good thing for East...

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Citywide Vote

June 22, 2012
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Secretary of State William Galvin has said that a citywide vote is needed on the casino matter or there will be lawsuits contesting the validity of the vote. Where was Mr. Galvin when the Ted Williams Tunnel was built? Where is Mr. Galvin when Logan Airport is triumphantly announcing 22 million visitors to its...

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Kiwanis Club to Hear Talk on Suffolk Casino

June 13, 2012
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The Kiwanis Club of East Boston will host two officials from Suffolk Downs to talk about the proposed resort casino plans at the Kiwanis Club’s meeting on Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. in Spinelli’s function facility in Day Square. Suffolk Downs Chief Operating Officer Chip Tuttle and Suffolk Downs Executive Vice President for...

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Satellite Dish Ordinance: Steps to Reality

June 13, 2012
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The vast and incredibly ugly proliferation in this neighborhood and in neighborhoods all over the city of satellite dishes placed on the front facades of homes like antlers hanging over a fireplace is a situation about to be drastically changed, that is, if legislation filed by Councillor Sal LaMattina is passed by the Boston...

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The Boardman Street Fly-over

June 13, 2012
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The owners of Suffolk Downs announced last week that they will be spending $40-$50 million on traffic improvements as part of their Suffolk Downs casino effort. This is a big chunk of change to be spending on traffic mitigation, which will be highlighted by the construction of a Boardman Street fly-over to remove congestion...

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